Bonjour lecteurs! If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen that we spent last Sunday in town. Indeed, the lovely team at the Royal Opera House invited us again to see its last edition of Family Sundays. As we love nothing more than a good day in London, we said ‘oui‘. This time, Grumpy Boyfriend came along as he is very musical. Furthermore, Baba was eager to show him his musical talents in one of the most beautiful settings of Covent Garden. We have already been twice and this time around, the theme was a very active one: Beat Out That Rhythm. What a fab programme!
Royal Opera House Family Sundays
As you already know, the beautiful Royal Opera House opens up its doors to families (well anyone else can join in the fun really!) once a month on Sundays.
All planned around children so that they can have fun, each day also gives you the chance to discover and explore more the place. And with all its diverse activities, there is something for all ages!
Why don’t you book the next one in July? Come as a family or with your friends. You will have a fabulous time and for only £10 per person, you can dream to be a ballerina for some hours!
Listening to Some Music In the Main Hall
This time around, we started straight away in the Main Hall with a mini-orchestra literally beating out the rhythm to a fascinated audience. And let me tell you that it was quite busy!
The initiative is for sure getting popular. To be honest, I am not surprised as we had a fantastic experience each time we went to the Royal Opera House Family Sundays.
While Grumpy Boyfriend and I listened to some good music, Baba enjoyed a bit of colouring.
Well not only! We had a nose around the place and saw some costumes on the ground floor. En plus, we also read a bit of the place’s history. You see, one of the reasons why Royal Opera House Family Sundays are such a success is that you can do whatever you want at all times. There are so many activities all around the place, you can just wander and dream if you fancy.
I must admit that I did a lot of that last Sunday!
So Many Workshops For Kids!
Each time, the programme is packed with so many workshops and stands to discover things! This time around, as it was all about rhythms, we got lucky and listened to some good percussions.
You could also create your own instruments with some live music on the marimba!
Downstairs, little girls could learn more about ballerina shoes thanks to the ballet shoemakers Freed of London.
And if you wanted to explore and discover the rhythms of the Royal Opera House, you could take part in a mini treasure hunt, collecting stamps along the way. Children could even claim a prize at the end of it! How sweet!
Enjoying Some Drinks On The Terrace
And because the weather was so glorious, we also got a drink on the terrace. After a good walk on the first floor and trying on some costumes, it was time to have a break.
We put on a couple of jackets but Baba decided to go for this dark red version. I must say that he truly looked like a tsar in this 🙂
Enjoying the view of Covent Garden, we had some food and relaxed for a bit while listening to some music in the background. What a dream!
Royal Opera House Family Sundays are so good because you are not tight to a strict schedule and you can do it all at your own rhythm.
So this time, we decided to take it slowly.
And We Discovered More Things!
Having already been twice before, we still discovered more rooms and things to do! This time, Baba created a flag while listening to a quartet.
The staff available was really on hand so that you could sit down and enjoy the atmosphere while your little ones got creatives.
We also very much enjoyed the ROH Thurrock Community Chorus performing their interpretation of Bizet’s masterpiece Carmen. Un classique that I studied at school back in France. So it brought back some good memories 🙂
Royal Opera House Family Sundays – Le Verdict
I feel like I am repeating myself here 🙂 This Beat Out That Rhythm edition of Royal Opera House Sundays was another success! Indeed, I really had the impression that Baba was feeling like at home.
He had so much fun and got up to so much in a few hours we were there.
More importantly, we took it at our own pace and had a good look around.
As always, we very much enjoyed the whole atmosphere and music. Everyone was so happy!
We particularly enjoyed trying on costumes from some fameuses Royal Opera House productions and singing along.
If you are looking for something different to do with kids or even with your friends, have a look at the next Family Sundays taking place in July.
Book your tickets now for the 28/07. Come along and learn all about some Fabulous Creatures of the Royal Opera House in a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere.
Disclosure: We were kindly invited by the Royal Opera House to attend this Family Sunday. All opinions in this post are my own. See our stories to see it all en images too.